1. Even though justification costs us nothing but only the penance of our pride, it has cost Christ His blood. 2. It costs God nothing, so far as we probably are aware, to make decent things; however to change over defiant wills cost Him execution. 3. The cross is a one-time visual portrayal of God’s pain over human transgression.
4. The cross is the triumph, the restoration is the victory. The revival is the public showcase of the achievement, the accomplishment of the crucified one.